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Adams, Henry 1838-1918

Works: 1,038 works in 3,587 publications in 6 languages and 121,486 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Poetry  Autobiographies  Biographies  Political fiction  Records and correspondence  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Historians 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Composer, Photographer, Donor, Other, Transcriber, Adapter
Classifications: E175.5, 928.1
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Most widely held works by Henry Adams
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams( Book )

239 editions published between 1904 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 5,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Back Cover: Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal journey but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and inventive conceits, Adams looks at the ordinary people, places, and events in the context of the social conventions and systems of thought and belief of the thirteenth century, turning the study of history into a kind of theater. As Raymond Carney discusses in his introduction, Adam's freedom from the European traditions of study lends exuberance-and puckish wit-to his writings
Democracy; an American novel by Henry Adams( Book )

191 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the best novels ever written about Washington, D.C. Since it was written well over a century ago [1880], I anticipated that it would feel dated. Instead, the novel feels incredibly fresh. From the smart and ambitious young widow taking the political establishment by storm to the idealistic young war veteran lawyer advising her to the scheming and aging senator to the out-of-his-depth president, all of the characters (while obviously drawn on real people of the day) are recognizable and fun. --Inga at
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
John Randolph by Henry Adams( Book )

78 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Randolph, known as John Randolph of Roanoke, represented Virginia in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and once famously stated, I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality." Ideal for history buffs, Henry Adams's biography of this prominent politician examines Randolph's tumultuous career and disdainfully covers his preference for Jeffersonian policies rather than the Federalist politics of Adams's own ancestors
The degradation of the democratic dogma. by Henry Adams( Book )

49 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States in 1800 by Henry Adams( Book )

56 editions published between 1889 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chas Scribner's Sons : 1889
The life of Albert Gallatin by Henry Adams( Book )

34 editions published between 1879 and 2015 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great secession winter of 1860-61, and other essays by Henry Adams( Book )

19 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical essays on politics of the Lincoln-Grant administration
A cycle of Adams letters, 1861-1865 by Worthington Chauncey Ford( Book )

14 editions published between 1920 and 2002 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of letters and letter excerpts between Charles Francis Adams, Sr. and his son Henry, who are on diplomatic post in London during the American Civil War, and Charles Francis Adams, Jr., a union cavalry officer back in the states. The senior Adams is the son of President John Quincy and grandson of President John Adams
History of the United States during the administrations of Jefferson and Madison by Henry Adams( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 1973 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
John Randolph by Henry Adams( Book )

40 editions published between 1882 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( Book )

142 editions published between 1907 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiography by noted American histories Henry Adams with an introduction by James Truslow Adams
History of the United States of America during the administrations of Jefferson and Madison by Henry Adams( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and German and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents relating to New-England Federalism. 1800-1815 by Henry Adams( Book )

48 editions published between 1877 and 2012 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of documents, mainly letters, and without narrative comment, but of high importance for the light they shed on the political movements of the period, and on the opposition to the administration which resulted in the Hartford Convention. The most important document is J.Q. Adam's Reply to the appeal of the Massachusetts Federalists."--Literature of American history (no. 1581, p. 153)
Esther, a novel by Henry Adams( Book )

60 editions published between 1884 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic story of [Esther Dudley] deals with a young, freethinking [New York] socialite [and painter] who falls desperately in love with an Episcopal minister [Stephen Hazard]. The result is a clash of intellects, a confrontation between faith and reason and a battle of the sexes.
The correspondence of Henry James and Henry Adams, 1877-1914 by Henry James( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few writers have had such a significant impact on American literature in the twentieth century as have Henry James and Henry Adams. The influence of Adams' Education appears unmistakably in the work of writers as diverse as T.S. Eliot, Sherwood Anderson, Vachel Lindsay, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, and Thomas Pynchon. The list of writers influenced by James is virtually endless, ranging from Ezra Pound and Wallace Stevens to Robert Lowell, among poets, and from Ford Madox Ford and Edith Wharton to Philip Roth and Cynthia Ozick, among fiction writers. The Correspondence of Henry James and Henry Adams, 1877-1914, edited and annotated by George Monteiro, collects the surviving correspondence between these two legendary figures, along with four letters from James to Adams' wife, Marian "Clover" Hooper Adams. James, Adams, and Mrs. Adams were close friends until her death in 1885, and the two men continued to visit and correspond until James's death. The letters in this volume reflect the strength and vitality of that friendship and of the intellectual exchanges that nourished it. Covering a thirty-eight-year period, these thirty-six letters constitute the known extant correspondence exchanged by the two Henrys. Monteiro has carefully and skillfully edited each letter in its entirety from the manuscript original. In addition to the letters, he includes a chronology, a calendar of unlocated letters between the two men, and a bibliography. His introduction to the collection traces James's relationship with his two New England friends, Henry and Clover, in rich detail. This essay makes a lively background to the letters and sets them in vivid context. This is a fascinating collection that reveals the patterns of an enduring friendship and the minds and personalities of the participants. It makes a valuable contribution to scholarship about James and Adams, as well as to our understanding of the social and intellectual worlds in which they lived
Novels, Mont Saint Michel, the education : Democracy, an American novel. Esther, a novel. Mont Saint Michel and Chartres. The education of Henry Adams. Poems by Henry Adams( Book )

38 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These are the best-known works of Henry Adams, one of the most powerful and original minds to confront the American scene from the Civil War to the First World War. Now brought together for the first time in a single convenient volume, these works show the many forms--fiction, poetry, philosophical and historical speculation, autobiography--in which Adams gave expression to his vision of the meaning of unsettling changes in American life and values"--Provided by publisher
Henry Adams, a biography by Elizabeth Stevenson( Book )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Brooks Adams was born on 16 Feb. 1838 in Quincy, Massachusetts. He was the son of Charles Francis Adams & Abigail Brooks Adams & the grandson of former President John Quincy Adams. Adams married Marian Hooper on 27 June 1872. They apparently had no children. He was a Harvard professor of history, noted writer & world traveler. After a period of melancholy, Marian Adams committed suicide on 6 Dec. 1885 in Washington, D.C. Henry died 27 Mar. 1918.
The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a journalist, historian, and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents of the United States, Henry Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. An immediate bestseller awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1919, The Education of Henry Adams recounts his own and the country's education from 1838, the year of his birth, to 1905, incorporating the Civil War, capitalist expansion and the growth of the United States as a world power. Exploring America as both a success and a failure, contradiction was the very impetus that compelled Adams to write Education, in which he was also able to voice his deep skepticism about mankind's power to control the direction of history. Written with immense wit and irony, reassembling the past while glimpsing the future, Adams' vision expresses what Henry James declared the "complex fate" to be an American, and remains one of the most compelling works of American autobiography today
Henry Adams: scientific historian by William H Jordy( Book )

7 editions published between 1952 and 1963 in Undetermined and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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English (1,303)

French (17)

Spanish (12)

German (6)

Chinese (5)

Russian (2)

Democracy; an American novelAmerican poetry : the twentieth centuryJohn RandolphThe United States in 1800The life of Albert GallatinA cycle of Adams letters, 1861-1865The education of Henry AdamsDocuments relating to New-England Federalism. 1800-1815